I wanted to share with you my experience with dropshipping. In one month, here's my results.

by Christina Break 18 replies
Hello fellas, After two years of thinking and hesitating about starting this, after really being unhappy with my work and all the stress and pressure that my boss is giving me at work and the low salary I'm getting, I finally got the courage to do it and work for it, in hope to change my depressive situation and being for once satisfied about myself.

I chose the easiest and fastest method (in my opinion ofc): The 'free product, just pay 4.99$ shipping' focusing on women accessories/fashion niche.

I created an Instagram page, and i started to post 5 posts per day and following the people who are interested in my niche. I chose to advertise my products by facebook ads and google adwords.

After a month of hard working, being ambitous and optimistic about this (watching the people on YouTube being successfull and all the success stories that are telling). I wanted to tell you guys that not everyone is successfull after all.

What I spent:

7$ for webhosting and domain purchase.
15$ for buying an Insagram Influencer.
25$ on facebook ads.
25$ on google adwords.
107 posts on Instagram and following 3388 person.
AND ALOT OF WORK LEARNING/SETTING UP AN ECOMMERCE WEBSITE.

What i've got:

9$ in product profit (3 buyers).
366 instagram followers. THAT'S IT.

Conclusion: I'm certainly not going to quit my poorly job. All comments and advises are more than welcomed in order to help me improve my marketing strategy [link removed by moderator]
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  • Profile picture of the author toydistrict
    Originally Posted by Christina Break View Post

    Hello fellas, After two years of thinking and hesitating about starting this, after really being unhappy with my work and all the stress and pressure that my boss is giving me at work and the low salary I'm getting, I finally got the courage to do it and work for it, in hope to change my depressive situation and being for once satisfied about myself.

    I chose the easiest and fastest method (in my opinion ofc): The 'free product, just pay 4.99$ shipping' focusing on women accessories/fashion niche.

    I created an Instagram page, and i started to post 5 posts per day and following the people who are interested in my niche. I chose to advertise my products by facebook ads and google adwords.

    After a month of hard working, being ambitous and optimistic about this (watching the people on YouTube being successfull and all the success stories that are telling). I wanted to tell you guys that not everyone is successfull after all.

    What I spent:

    7$ for webhosting and domain purchase.
    15$ for buying an Insagram Influencer.
    25$ on facebook ads.
    25$ on google adwords.
    107 posts on Instagram and following 3388 person.
    AND ALOT OF WORK LEARNING/SETTING UP AN ECOMMERCE WEBSITE.

    What i've got:

    9$ in product profit (3 buyers).
    366 instagram followers. THAT'S IT.

    Conclusion: I'm certainly not going to quit my poorly job. All comments and advises are more than welcomed in order to help me improve my marketing strategy [link removed by moderator]
    You weren't unsuccessful. You just found a way/strategy that doesnt work.

    Besides, you learnt how to create and set up a website; you learnt how to create FB ads, how to set up AdWords ads, how to navigate Instagram efficiently.

    Maybe you should try tweaking your strategy a bit. You got 3 buyers. And over 300 followers. Not bad I think. It is only your first month. Most businesses see a loss before seeing profit.

    You now have a foundation. Try new strategies and build further.
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    • Profile picture of the author Christina Break
      But my fear is to only continue lose money with trying new strategies
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    Here are a couple things:

    First of all, forget about Instagram if you are just starting out.

    You want to test what you are doing FAST to see if it will work. The best way to do this is with Facebook ads.

    $25 is nothing, but it is still possible to find a winner with this amount. Facebook ads all comes down to knowing what you are doing and being able to read the data, so you don't end up spending too much money on a loser, and scaling a winner when you have one!

    Forget about following people on Instagram at first....Just fo straight facebook ads to test your audiences/products first.

    Also, $4.99 for a fre + shipping is really low, I like to charge $10.97
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    • Profile picture of the author Christina Break
      Do I need to stay with free products strategy + pay shipping? Or I can make a price for a product ? Which one works better?
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      • Profile picture of the author MValmont
        Originally Posted by Christina Break View Post

        Do I need to stay with free products strategy + pay shipping? Or I can make a price for a product ? Which one works better?
        Both works.

        But I prefer to start with free + shipping offers to start collection data quicker and make money with upsells
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        • Profile picture of the author Christina Break
          I think i'm gonna try another strategy and put a new facebook ad, with a product for a 9$ and i'm gonna run an ad for 7days, 5$ daily.
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    You won't if you know what you are doing.

    Drop shipping is probably the easiest $ fastest way to make money online right now.....You just need to know what you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author GosuCommerce
    hello, i can recommend you to read some marketing tips, i follow them and see really good results - https://alidropship.com/category/blog/marketing-tips/
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  • Profile picture of the author malik4u7861
    Kindly Do some things
    That I think you are not Doing before
    make the email list
    also, make a blog on the same website on the same niche
    also, do some on-page SEO and also off page SEO
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    • Profile picture of the author jaredcabz
      Hi! I'm trying to set up woocommerce site but along with completing the process, it directs me to bluehost and ask for subscription fee. Is there any other way to start free without paying for subscription first?

      I'm newbie here.

      Jared
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      • Profile picture of the author Arung Isyadi
        I am assuming you are talking about the web hosting service. If so, there are few FREE hosting services like:
        000 Web Host
        Amazon Web Service
        Ali Cloud Hosting

        The WooCommerce drop shipping plugin I was talking about itself is FREE and open source. So I assumed you just need a free web hosting service.
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        • Profile picture of the author jaredcabz
          Yes, sure. I just need a free hosting to play around with this to learn how it works for now. Thank you so much.
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          • Profile picture of the author Arung Isyadi
            Glad to help.
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            • Profile picture of the author jaredcabz
              I also can't install woo to wp, it says that I have to upgrade.
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              • Profile picture of the author Arung Isyadi
                What is the Wordpress version you currently using?

                Indeed, WooCommerce latest version (which is now supporting variations image) need at least WordPress version 4.X
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  • Profile picture of the author Bosslife007
    Good topic and results....I myself is starting with this niche but still very new to it...any tips or advice?
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  • Profile picture of the author cameron242
    Hey there,
    What i recommend is starting with Facebook ads as some of the others have said. I prefer to test products before really diving into something & creating different social media accounts.

    And have you also thought Instagram influencers ? I see some others getting good results with it.

    When it comes to drop shipping though, its really investing in email marketing, and Facebook lookalike audiences that makes the difference. More backed stuff.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberPlanet
    I generated $185 on my second day opening my store. What I do is post to facebook groups in my niche which is retro video games and systems. I find this is better then paying facebook ads. I have two accounts on facebook and post up to 20 gaming groups which 15 are classic retro gaming groups. You will want to contact an admin to ask if you can promote your online store. Most of them will accept if you offer them a free gift or a nice discount code to test your product. I have two groups that post my post to the top category with 30000 followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maliq Mustapha
    Starting With INSTAGRAM INFLUENCERS is the best way to start advertising for Shopify and Beginners. This video will teach you step by step on how to find instagram influencers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ1KL26VfCs
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